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Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a psychiatric condition characterized by depressed mood or anhedonia (significant loss of interest or pleasure). The condition affects more than 15.7 million adults and approximately 3 million adolescents (aged 13 to 17 years) in the USA each year.
Schizophrenia related to abnormal fatty metabolism in the brain

Schizophrenia related to abnormal fatty metabolism in the brain

Natural mood regulation is impaired in people with depression, research shows

Natural mood regulation is impaired in people with depression, research shows

Review: The effect of probiotics in ameliorating altered CNS functions in neurological disorders

Review: The effect of probiotics in ameliorating altered CNS functions in neurological disorders

Depressive disorders in patients with HIV/AIDS often go unrecognized or untreated

Depressive disorders in patients with HIV/AIDS often go unrecognized or untreated

TMS shows promise as treatment for adults with both depression and autism

TMS shows promise as treatment for adults with both depression and autism

Study shows JNK protein as a stress sensor in synapses

Study shows JNK protein as a stress sensor in synapses

Scientists identify new biomarker for identifying individuals at risk of depression

Scientists identify new biomarker for identifying individuals at risk of depression

Study sheds new light on genetic relationship between three mood disorders

Study sheds new light on genetic relationship between three mood disorders

Past trauma exposure, depression associated with suicide ideation in deployed soldiers

Past trauma exposure, depression associated with suicide ideation in deployed soldiers

Key predictors for combination of alcohol use disorder and depression uncovered

Key predictors for combination of alcohol use disorder and depression uncovered

Harnessing biology and technology to develop much-needed treatments for depression

Harnessing biology and technology to develop much-needed treatments for depression

Study investigates three levels of recovery in people with a history of generalized anxiety disorder

Study investigates three levels of recovery in people with a history of generalized anxiety disorder

Study: 20% of people with depression have suicidal thoughts despite treatment

Study: 20% of people with depression have suicidal thoughts despite treatment

Exploring the links between chronic stress, inflammation and depression

Exploring the links between chronic stress, inflammation and depression

Yoga and breathing exercises can improve symptoms of depression, anxiety

Yoga and breathing exercises can improve symptoms of depression, anxiety

Shared abnormalities found in brain's control circuit of patients with mood, anxiety disorders

Shared abnormalities found in brain's control circuit of patients with mood, anxiety disorders

Polygenic scoring system shows promise to predict depression risk and resilience under stress

Polygenic scoring system shows promise to predict depression risk and resilience under stress

Anti-inflammatory agents can safely, effectively reduce symptoms of major depression

Anti-inflammatory agents can safely, effectively reduce symptoms of major depression

Neurofeedback can change guilt-related brain connectivity in patients with Major Depression Disorder

Neurofeedback can change guilt-related brain connectivity in patients with Major Depression Disorder

Long-term study data shows DBS is effective for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Long-term study data shows DBS is effective for patients with treatment-resistant depression